In the fifth year of his eight-year $136 million deal Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano has been leading the team in home runs, is near the top of the Cubs RBI list, and has been playing better defensively, but apparently he’s missed the one thing he learned to embrace his last first years in Chicago: booing.
“I see what Adam Dunn’s been getting the last two days,” Soriano said. “It brought back memories of 2009. I miss it.”
So Soriano did what any sane professional athlete would do in this town if he wanted to be booed more: He said Chicago fans are worse than New York fans.
“The fans, they come to see the players do good, but sometimes they want to look at something negative and boo the guy,’’ he told the Sun-Times. “That’s nothing new. That’s the way it is here. I played in New York, but the fans are worse here in Chicago.”
While he was already being booed while on the road, Soriano expects more tonight as he insulted both sides of town by dissing all Chicago fans. The big test, however will be when he gets back to Wrigley to face the Rockies Monday.
“That will let me know if my diabolical plan worked.”